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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffI Am Gen X Date: Feb 13, 2012 9:51pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: False copyright claims

Hello, Gerry. Thanks for answering me.

An aside, speaking of PIPA and SOPA, have you seen OPEN?
Here's a link comparing the three, let me know what you think http://keepthewebopen.com/sopa-vs-open
Also, are you familiar with ACTA?
https://www.eff.org/issues/acta

Back to it then: I am completely frustrated out of my mind at this point.

Please understand, I love the public domain. It stems from watching silent movies with my Da on TV when I was very small on Sundays. It extended to ephermeral films as an adult. When I saw Rick Prelinger's documentary on why he released all the films into the Public Domain, I think part of me fell in love with him I was so grateful for his generosity. What a truly lovely person he is!

I know many people upload PD movies and clips to their accounts because it's easy and fills space. They monetize videos or create partnerships for money. I do not.

I literally do this because I love it and believe in its value, and so many people don't know about these amazing treasures and don't know the IA here (gasp!) so I link them (and ways to donate) on my channel all the time. (I'm broke but not everyone is and I really hope I've inspired a few people to donate here - IA is so worth it!)

That anyone would have to go through what I'm going through is disheartening at best, and I know I'm not alone. YouTube's Content ID system is horrible. I read this about how the system actually works and almost fell off my chair.
http://fairusetube.org/youtube-copyfraud

People are killing the Public Domain and, as a member and contributor to IA and as a person, I am horrified. What can we do? I am trying to do everything I can and urging people to donate to IA, but I don't know how to fight this.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffgarthus1 Date: Feb 13, 2012 10:58pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: False copyright claims

X,

Just finished reading the you tube link you put up. All I can say is F--K You Tube, I never put up anything on their site and never will. This is typical of the corporate parasites whom our present administration (and the previous) have gotten into bed with. They are all getting rich off of the system by not producing or doing any work. Only redoubles my effort to help all of the pirates out there succeed. The sheep will keep paying for this stuff, but there are many of us who will never succumb to that behavior. Most of what passes for mass entertainment today is crap anyway. I find much better stuff (original materials) on the Internet Archive; and incidently it is turning into a substantial resource.

Gerry

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffI Am Gen X Date: Feb 13, 2012 11:11pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: False copyright claims

Gerry, should I just upload all of my stuff here to IA instead? Even if we already have it here, though? I mean, I have about 500 GB of stuff not to mention discs with PD movies folks gave me as gifts, but I think a lot of it we already house here. Also, I don't know how to make a collection of it for people, like with my Edison or Méliès. If I do, maybe I can use the channel as an announcement that I've uploaded it here instead. What do you think? Btw, I upload under this name so you can see my uploads if you search me I think. I got some kick butt Segundo de Chomón up here! :)))

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffgarthus1 Date: Feb 13, 2012 11:28pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: False copyright claims

X,

Start checking what you have with what is on the Archive Check resolution on videos and bit rate on audios, if you can upload better copies than do it. If they do not have a copy then upload it. Actually you can spend a good amount of time putting up stuff for example:

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=garthus%20explosives

I found some neat stuff on explosives, all these government manuals are in the public domain, I uploaded them and take a look at the downloads. There are loads of this stuff floating around on the Internet, I found one download of over 600 military manuals on Pirate Bay:

http://thepiratebay.se/

You will need a bit-torrent client such as micro-torrent to download, but there is a lot of stuff out there.

You can check copyrights on the Stanford University site and the Library of Congress site if you are not sure. But almost all government documents are in the Public Domain, Including many state publications.

As far as the collection, start with placing the same identifier on each of the relevant items. That allows you to recall all of the particular items from a search, then you can just provide that link like I have done.

Gerry

Gerry

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffI Am Gen X Date: Feb 13, 2012 11:41pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: False copyright claims

"You can check copyrights on the Stanford University site and the Library of Congress site if you are not sure. But almost all government documents are in the Public Domain, Including many state publications."

Please give links where I can verify public domain on items, including films and videos. It would be nice to have them all in one place for people who may need to information. Thanks!

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffgarthus1 Date: Feb 13, 2012 11:48pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: False copyright claims

X,

Email me this question so I remember, I will send the links.

Gerry

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffgarthus1 Date: Feb 13, 2012 10:49pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: False copyright claims

X,

I am looking at OPEN thank you for the information.

Read some of the stuff I put up about copyright. The short story is a good example.

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=short%20story%20garthus

Point here is that whatever we put up in the Public Domain reduces the universe for the intellectual property parasites who are trying to control everything through Amerikan copyright laws. Over 90% of everything published before 1978 is in the Public Domain here in the US. But the big corporations are trying to get congress to change that. However once we place it under creative commons license, that will be virtually impossible for those items. I scan whatever I have the time to scan and do a lot of writing. I put up everything I have written as Public Domain:

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=garthus%20poem&;sort=-downloads

Including all of my course materials and published papers, etc. What I do for my courses is to upload the stuff into Internet Archive and link it back to my on-line classes. One class for example:

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=astr110&;sort=-downloads

What this does is to provide a good introduction to the Archive for students who actually become avid users. You also should check out Wikipedia, I am writing a completely digital text for this On-line Astronomy course, starting next year students will no longer have to pay $200 for the text, it will be built right into the course. Wiki is doing this for thousands of informative areas and all of this stuff is Public Domain. With many people working on these projects we are quickly starting to have an unseen effect which will eventually over shadow all of the restrictive proprietary venues for intellectual content. This is the nature of complexity. They (the corporate parasites) will wake up one day and find out that they will be in violation of our Public Domain copyrights. They will be able to sell their stuff, but increasingly without restrictive copyrights, kind of like Open Source software. All it takes is a little imagination and a lot of effort. We just have to keep up the fight.

Gerry

This post was modified by garthus1 on 2012-02-14 06:49:20

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffI Am Gen X Date: Feb 13, 2012 10:51pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: False copyright claims

WOW! That's incredibly cool and thanks for links, will read into it later (you write a lot of poetry!), and you're welcome for links. :)

I've tried to add my good copies of things like Segundo de Chomón and Georges Méliès here at the IA under Community Video but they're so all over the place. I can't figure out how to put them all in one place. I know some of the videos are already uploaded, but I usually have clearer copies or better information on mine. I just wish there was a way I could get them together in one place for people.

I don't have a scanner so I can't scan things like you do. Honestly, I'm not sure I have anything to scan. I have some eBooks that are PD. Maybe I should add them? I have soe PD movies but I'm almost certain we already have them here at IA so I doubt you need more. But I could be mistaken.

Since my first post, I've been trying to find contact for EMI to get them to release "Hemp for Victory" which they've held since 29 January. I ended up using every EMI email I could find on the net, crossing my fingers and just hitting send. I also had to write IODA for the fourth time over 1917 The Sultan's Wife.

I emailed with the addresses I could find on the net, but I'm still in shock that WMG claimed "The Heart" (1950) for visual content, blocked the video world wide and disabled my ability to upload anything longer than 15 minutes. I promised a few of my subscribers I would upload the movies they requested and now I can't. It breaks my heart. I emailed them links directly to IA so they could watch them here instead. So I got people requesting great stuff and I cannot accommodate them because of WMG's false claim? It makes me quite cross to have people so interested in content and I can't provide it because of someone else's greedy mistake.

Gen says GRRRR!

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffgarthus1 Date: Feb 13, 2012 11:11pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: False copyright claims

X,
It is not someone else's mistake, if you read the link that you sent me it explains that they look for similar content. That means that there does not even have to be a copyright violation for that to occur. Others are doing that to make money, It is a corrupt system.

This is all that I put up so far:

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=garthus

and others have put up even more. I also have several collection pages which allow you to organize materials. However you can do it by placing identifiers in the subject field. I have garthus in every item so I can search and create a page with all of my items. The Astronomy course has astr110 as the identifier and also garthus which allows me to search on garthus astr110 and bring up all of the Astronomy course materials and ditto for my other courses.

Once you understand the basics, putting up items in a logical manner becomes easier. And you can use the subject field metadata to organize the items. You can email me at garthus801@gmail.com if you would like more information.

Gerry

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffI Am Gen X Date: Feb 13, 2012 11:28pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: False copyright claims

You do A LOT. Wish I could. I just don't think anyone would be interested in much of what I had to upload. Hey, when I search my handle a lot of stuff comes up - and some of it's mine too! lol I emailed you so we can keep in touch and I'll stop crowing this thread now :)